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Cape Verde – any tips?

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  • Mikeact

    First time visitors..couple of questions,

    Worth a visit now..?
    Best way to travel from London or Via EU…
    All in or flight only…
    Which Island…
    Any do’s or dont’s..

    Thanks

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    meta

    That depends on what you want to do and how long can you stay. When I researched pre-covid, I was looking at minimum 2 weeks to do the majority of things with 5 days on the beach. I believe direct flights from London only with Tui, otherwise via Lisbon with TAP.

    Sal is the main beach island. There are several Melia hotels and a Hilton. On Boa Vista it’s Iberostar and Riu. On other islands it’s more of independent hotels. Inter-island travel is better by air, but can be pricey. I think they now require PCR/antigen test for travelling between islands. I have decided to postpone the trip for a while as it is a bit tricky as I want to do island hopping.

    ankomonkey

    When I researched pre-covid, I was looking at minimum 2 weeks to do the majority of things with 5 days on the beach.

    What sort of things were you planning, meta? I thought Cape Verde was mainly a beach destination.

    meta

    Hiking/touring volcanic peak on Fogo, visiting music cafés in Mindelo on São Vincente, explore Praia and its colonial architecture,… Cape Verde has a lot more to offer than the beach. The only problem is that island hopping takes time due to poor connections.

    Mikeact

    Thanks a lot…primarily wife looking for a bit of warmth with odd days out over 10 days or so.

    meta

    I’d then stick to Sal. There are a couple of things to do for your days out such as salt mines or Blue eye cave.

    ankomonkey

    Thanks for the insight, meta 🙂

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